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I have travelled from the rural community of Arctic Bay to the Appalachian hills of Kentucky, continually seeking new ideas from the people I meet. I am , primarily, a writer, but I have been a rancher, public health nurse, researcher and a university teacher. I enjoy talking to writers who look for inspiration and tips about writing. The world of social meda allows us all more exciting exchanges between writers and readers. You are invited to participate on my website.

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Losing work

Losing work

I took the dog for a walk on the beach this morning. As usual, there were few people there: a regular with his blue heeler, a man with two little children and no dogs. The seagulls picked at the seaweed at the tide line, waves, rougher…

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The logistics of washing my dog

The logistics of washing my dog

Today I washed the dog. This may not seem a momentous activity to you, but it took careful planning and execution. First, I had to entice the cat out onto the deck. The dog washing shower is in her territory and since the dog hates…

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About names

About names

Some characters arrive in my head with definite names. Firmly planted in the first sentence they declare themselves “Michael”.  Others can’t seem to hold onto their names and I find I have called them George in one chapter and Carson in another. Once they are…

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Tis the season.

Tis the season.

Tis’ the season on an influx of relatives from Alberta. Great times but with three kids under eight I am unable to get to thd computer, at least not without a child somewhere around. I don’t know how you writers who are mothers of young…

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Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

  Christmas is coming fast. My house is full of wrapping, unmailed Christmas cards, lists, baked goods and presents. My calendar is filled with appointments, promises and reminders. And I am grateful for all the business, festivities and good feeling that come my way at…

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